Inside the Bardic Circle with Lily MacRuarie

Time has gone by so quickly this year!

After coming home from King’s and Queen’s Bardic Championship last weekend, I realized how little time I have left as the Baronial Bardic Champion for Settmour Swamp. As I prepare to pass on the mantle, I reflect on the time that I have served as champion. One of the greatest moments for me was leading the bardic circle at Quest last year. It was then that I realized the incredible talent within this Barony and the tremendous tradition of Bardic Champions Settmour holds. With our next Bardic Champion Competition looming (held at Black Gryphon Inn at the end of April), I want to take some time and highlight some of the amazing bards that can be seen at bardic circles in and around the Barony. Oh, and for the sake of format, I am going to do this in my own version of “Inside the Actor’s Studio”…

Today, we begin with Lily MacRuarie.

1. What is your favorite word?
“Yes”

2. What is your least favorite word?
“Disappointed”

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Connection

4. What turns you off?
Arrogance

5. What is your favorite curse word (bonus points if it is a period appropriate slur)?
“Fuck,” which is in fact period to either the 14th or 15th century, depending on which sources you accept .

6. What bardic-related sound or noise do you love?
People singing along

7. What bardic-related sound or noise do you hate?
People talking while anyone, no matter how raw, is singing

8. What area of bardic performance (other than those that you already working in) would you like to attempt?
I’d like to learn to play the harp.

9. What area of bardic performance (other than those that you already working in) would you not like to attempt?
Competition for championship. One Baronial was enough; I’d rather collaborate.

10. Your name is called to appear in court. What would you hope to hear Their Majesties say?
“You deserve to be here.”

What are you currently working on?
Cover art to send my second book of poetry to publication.

*Special thanks to Loretta Scott for being our first bard to undergo this intense questioning!

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